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Helen Thomas: "Obama’s Honeymoon Is Over" [WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES]
TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 6 Jan 10 | Helen "Insatiable" Thomas

Posted on 01/06/2010 6:18:40 PM PST by seanmerc

WASHINGTON -- The chorus of loud criticism of President Barack Obama is a reminder that every new occupant of the White House has a presidential learning curve. There is no such thing as an instant president. They all have to learn the hard way.

Fans and foes alike seem to be ganging up on the newcomer as he approaches his first anniversary in office.

Hopeful Republican antagonists are wondering whether he can win a second term -- premature as that speculation may be.

Some one-time Obama supporters are disillusioned because of the great expectations fostered by Obama’s soaring rhetoric during the long presidential campaign. Democratic "progressives" now feel let down because they had assumed the new president was a "liberal" who believed that the government should initiate New Deal-style programs to get the country back on its feet.

Instead, he has conducted his first year in office as a cautious centrist, guided by a more moderate social philosophy than had been generally assumed.

I keep seeing his legislative experience -- both in the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Senate -- coming to the fore in his quickness to compromise and to let deal-making chug along.

It seems that the president is operating on the theory that something is better than nothing, a questionable concept when you look at the forthcoming compromise health reform bill. The emerging legislation will force some 30 million people to buy insurance or be penalized, creating a bonanza for the fat cat insurance companies that shelled out millions to encourage Congress to drop any government-provided health plan.

Proponents of a government-run health insurance plan -- the "public option" -- that would compete with the bloated private insurers never had a chance.

Obama told the Washington Post in an interview: "I didn’t campaign on the public option."

As a result, there was no place at the White House table to argue for the need for a government-sponsored health plan. The disillusioned now complain that Obama is "just another politician."

In foreign policy, Obama made it clear in his presidential campaign that he considered Afghanistan a big problem in the struggle against global terrorism.

But his questionable decision to dispatch 30,000 more troops to what is known as the "graveyard of empires" has widely evoked comparisons with the Vietnam quagmire.

On the home front, former President George W. Bush left his successor the painful legacy of the Great Recession, a calamity that strangely inspired Obama and Bush to rush to the rescue of some of the major Wall Street firms.

The big banks have shown their gratitude by brushing off loan applicants, while Wall Street -- which was hugely responsible for the economic bust -- is trying to block any new government regulations aimed at controlling the way they do business.

Obama has been faulted for making too many compromises and failing to take a firm stand against his Republican opponents in Congress. He mistakenly thought that Congress would want to do the right thing to tackle the nation’s needs in a bipartisan way. Think again.

Instead, the president soon discovered that it took political bribes and shameful concessions to win the support of greedy senators who were playing hard to get for their votes on the health bill.

The national security critics -- led by the insatiable former Vice President Dick Cheney -- seem to forget that the Sept. 11 catastrophe and the torture and detention horrors happened on the Bush administration watch.

Like all presidents, Obama is finding the honeymoon is over.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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Good evening!
1 posted on 01/06/2010 6:18:43 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

OK,OK. I know there was a warning, but a life size image...good grief, have you no mercy?


2 posted on 01/06/2010 6:20:06 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: beckysueb; DirtyHarryY2K; freedomlover; greatdefender; holly go-rightly; hyperconservative; ...
Holidays are over too! Welcome back, Helen Thomas ping list members. FReepmail me if you'd like to be added to the list.
3 posted on 01/06/2010 6:21:44 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
The old bat calls balls and strikes as she sees em . You gotta give her that .
4 posted on 01/06/2010 6:21:47 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: seanmerc
Is she putting her negligee back on then?
5 posted on 01/06/2010 6:22:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: seanmerc

Gawd the HUMANITIES!


6 posted on 01/06/2010 6:22:13 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Please Help Keep The Lights On
7 posted on 01/06/2010 6:23:09 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR... Monthly donors welcome!)
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To: seanmerc

Come back on Halloween when we can appreciate the lovely Helen ohhhh sooo much better.


8 posted on 01/06/2010 6:23:44 PM PST by tflabo
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Man, that first picture is frightening! Ms. Thomas would stock a nine day clock. In Texas we call people with her looks fugly. :)


9 posted on 01/06/2010 6:24:17 PM PST by Britt0n
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To: jessduntno

“Instead, he has conducted his first year in office as a cautious centrist, guided by a more moderate social philosophy than had been generally assumed.”

ROFL! I see HT is right in lockstep with “Wildeye” Pelegrosi.

0 is about as moderate as Mao. Yeah, that’s it...a “Maoderate”!

GOP 2010! Palin 2012! =)


10 posted on 01/06/2010 6:24:17 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they're not.)
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To: seanmerc

you are SO going to hell for posting that pic ;-)

When I see Helen jump up out of her chair in a press conference and holler “You lie!”, I’ll know that she’s really got the message.


11 posted on 01/06/2010 6:24:39 PM PST by bigbob
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To: seanmerc
Obama hasn't got a thing to worry about.

The BLS is going to give him two or three positive prints on employment numbers, just in time for the State of the Fantasy address...

12 posted on 01/06/2010 6:24:57 PM PST by an amused spectator (The money vampires fear garlands of lead & brass)
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Man, that first picture is frightening! Ms. Thomas would stop a nine day clock. In Texas we call people with her looks fugly. :)


13 posted on 01/06/2010 6:25:07 PM PST by Britt0n
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To: kbennkc

>> The old bat calls balls and strikes as she sees em .

“Instead, [Obama] has conducted his first year in office as a cautious centrist”

She needs new glasses. She can only see out of the left side of her current pair.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 6:25:16 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: seanmerc

She’s a little late with her prediction.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 6:26:56 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Britt0n

16 posted on 01/06/2010 6:28:36 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I'll get you my pretty and your your Portuguese Water Dog.

17 posted on 01/06/2010 6:29:34 PM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( Obama Happens! Not my Fault!)
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To: 50mm

18 posted on 01/06/2010 6:31:00 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: seanmerc

Your gunner looks a little shell shocked, but given the target I guess it’s to be expected.


19 posted on 01/06/2010 6:31:30 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: seanmerc
As sson as I saw Graphic Images and Helen Thomas in the same sentence, I knew someday wanted to upset my stomach. Well, they did it and while I was eating dinner. Thanks alot saenmerc. lol
20 posted on 01/06/2010 6:31:30 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: seanmerc
As sson as I saw Graphic Images and Helen Thomas in the same sentence, I knew someday wanted to upset my stomach. Well, they did it and while I was eating dinner. Thanks alot saenmerc. lol
21 posted on 01/06/2010 6:31:46 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: seanmerc
As sson as I saw Graphic Images and Helen Thomas in the same sentence, I knew someday wanted to upset my stomach. Well, they did it and while I was eating dinner. Thanks alot saenmerc. lol
22 posted on 01/06/2010 6:32:01 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (I have the right to remain silent, but I lack the ability...........)
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To: seanmerc

Hory Clap Batman! That’s a scary image!

So the Obama Honeymoon is over!
Guess that means it’s time for some golf on Maui!


23 posted on 01/06/2010 6:32:45 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Nitehawk0325

Let that be a lesson to you. ;)


24 posted on 01/06/2010 6:34:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Roscoe Karns

You show tremendous disrespect to....the late Sen. Kennedy... < /sarcasm>


25 posted on 01/06/2010 6:38:50 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: seanmerc

26 posted on 01/06/2010 6:39:34 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: seanmerc
EMERGENCY ANTI TOXIN STATION!


27 posted on 01/06/2010 6:39:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: seanmerc
Probably did have her pretty day. Oh well. . .no doubt, she still feels pretty on the 'inside'. As much as I dislike her. . .well: I mean, she is old and loves politics and she still carries her 'shorthand' notebook.

Amazing, really.

That said, whew!. . .

28 posted on 01/06/2010 6:43:13 PM PST by cricket
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To: bigbob

You have to say one thing about Helen. She always shows up for her job.


29 posted on 01/06/2010 6:44:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Britt0n

Back in the east, we say she’s so ugly, she’d make a train take a dirt road.

And her piece is so off base, it’s ridiculous..Obama, a centrist?????? Plenty of Bush bashing, too. Creepy hag.


30 posted on 01/06/2010 6:45:07 PM PST by SueRae
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To: seanmerc
NO WONDER the muzzies use BURKAS...
Muzzie women get OLD REAL QUICK...
A beauty one day, a harridan harpy the next..

Thank God for the Immam that woke one morning and invented the BURKA..
Prolly for his own sanity..

31 posted on 01/06/2010 6:54:36 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: jessduntno

WHO is THAT?


32 posted on 01/06/2010 6:56:10 PM PST by RockinRight (The sleeping giant has been awoken, and he's PISSED.)
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To: SueRae

You are so right! After reading that blather I am convinced she has gone round the bend and is totally without reason. Poor thing...what a mess.


33 posted on 01/06/2010 6:57:49 PM PST by Republic (Get the uhbama's, reid's, pelosi's dirty greedy fingers out of our personal medical care!)
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To: jessduntno
OK,OK. I know there was a warning, but a life size image...good grief, have you no mercy?

ROTF.

34 posted on 01/06/2010 7:00:18 PM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: hosepipe

YOU GUYS SHOULD BE ASHAMED. Helen is how old? Give her a break...and wait til you reaach that age!

Damn.


35 posted on 01/06/2010 7:09:23 PM PST by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: jessduntno

Thank you


36 posted on 01/06/2010 7:10:12 PM PST by wmpok
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To: seanmerc

OK, whoever dug her up, Please, for the love of god, put her back in the casket!


37 posted on 01/06/2010 7:11:51 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: seanmerc

ugly is deep


38 posted on 01/06/2010 7:11:58 PM PST by woofie
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To: Roscoe Karns

You’re sicker than me, Roscoe! LOL


39 posted on 01/06/2010 7:17:54 PM PST by 50mm (Praying for a Happy New Year. Can't get much worse than 2009.)
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To: seanmerc

Must take her an hour to wash her face with all the hills and valleys. Must be a couple square yards of skin on there.


40 posted on 01/06/2010 7:18:18 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is fading.)
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To: seanmerc

She is frightening I agree, but what is even more terrifiying than her large picture posted here are some of her words! Is she insane?!!

“Instead, he has conducted his first year in office as a cautious centrist, guided by a more moderate social philosophy than had been generally assumed.

I keep seeing his legislative experience — both in the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Senate — coming to the fore in his quickness to compromise and to let deal-making chug along.”


41 posted on 01/06/2010 7:22:00 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Roscoe Karns

That’s just wrong.


42 posted on 01/06/2010 7:27:03 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: Roscoe Karns
helenballoon

something_ugly_this_way_comes

MCDNOBY EC002

43 posted on 01/06/2010 7:28:59 PM PST by Nateman
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To: nagdt
"YOU GUYS SHOULD BE ASHAMED. Helen is how old? Give her a break...and wait til you reaach that age! Damn."

I'm with you. Sometimes some Freepers disgust me.

44 posted on 01/06/2010 7:34:33 PM PST by Exit148 (Loose Change Founder. A little goes a long way!)
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To: 50mm
helenofoY
45 posted on 01/06/2010 7:44:37 PM PST by Nateman
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To: SueRae
And don't forget...Instead, the president soon discovered (!!!) that it took political bribes and shameful concessions to win the support of greedy senators...

As if a community organizer/politician from Chicago had never heard of bribery in Congress before.

46 posted on 01/06/2010 7:51:07 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Nateman

47 posted on 01/06/2010 8:08:41 PM PST by 50mm (Praying for a Happy New Year. Can't get much worse than 2009.)
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To: Nateman

What the heck? What is that from?


48 posted on 01/06/2010 8:46:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Which graphic are you referring too?


49 posted on 01/06/2010 9:06:51 PM PST by Nateman
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To: jessduntno

A most effective antidote. Well done sir.


50 posted on 01/06/2010 9:09:01 PM PST by allblues
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